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Free Hobo Bag Patterns - Over 40 designs!
A hobo bag, usually made from soft materials and characterized by its curved shape
and “slouchy” appearance, is the bag to choose when you're looking for a more
casual handbag to carry.

And because hobo bags are ususally large, they can be a great choice when you
need a bag to hold lots of “stuff,” but don't want to carry something as large as a
tote bag.

And if you will be carrying lots of “stuff” in your hobo or sling bag, consider
reinforcing your bag by adding a lining to it. Or, reinforce your bag by applying a
layer of fusible interfacing to your fabric pieces before constructing the bag. Just
make sure to use a lighter-weight interfacing and test it on a swatch of your fabric
first. A heavier interfacing could make your fabric too stiff and keep your finished
bag from “slouching” the way it should.

And a diy sling or hobo bag can be a great project for a beginner because it usually
consists of simple shapes and has a basic construction. And because a hobo bag
has more of an unstructured look to it, the style will be more forgiving if sewing
mistakes are made.

(And if you think you'll want to be able to launder your finished bag, just make sure
to preshrink your fabric first.)
If you're looking for a hobo or sling bag pattern, you've come to the right place.
Here you'll find a collection of over forty free hobo bag patterns gathered from all
over the web!
Hobo Dance Bag
Simply Modern Mom
The Grandview Bag
Internet Archive
Knot Tote
Me Sew Crazy
Giant Green Bag
Ricochet & Away
Hobo Bag
Design Fanatic
Corduroy Circular
Purse
Arm Candy for You
Reversible Purse
Martha Stewart
Fly Away Bag
Joann.com
Hobo Cross-body Bag
Instructables
Grab Bags
Better Homes & Gardens
Shoulder Bag
Joann.com
Reversible Tote
Craftpassion